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Mornington Peninsula Insights

Melbourne's peninsula playground - breathe in the fresh sea air, sample innovative local cuisine, and soak up the relaxed alfresco lifestyle, just an hour from Melbourne.

Well-known for

  • Coastal villages 
  • Beaches
  • Wineries
  • Nature
  • Golf
Regional Tourism Summary (year ending Dec 2017)

Mornington Peninsula

  • 0 M Domestic and international visitors
  • $ 0 B Estimated visitor spend
  • 0 Approx jobs generated 2015/16
Key Insights
$700MGross Regional Product generated by tourism industry (2015-2016 Satellite Account)
8,400Total Employment generated by the tourism industry (2015-2016 Satellite Account)
63,000International Overnight Visitors (Year ending Dec 2017)
$87MInternational Overnight Expenditure (Year ending Dec 2017)
5,168,000Domestic Daytrip Visitors (Year ending Dec 2017)
1,626,000Domestic Overnight Visitors (Year ending Dec 2017)
$959MDomestic Visitor Expenditure Total (Year ending Dec 2017)

Data Sources: International and National Visitor Survey Results by Tourism Research Australia and The State Tourism Satellite Accounts, 2015-16 Report by Tourism Research Australia.


Festival and Arts

  • Peninsula Picnic 
  • Red Hill Show
  • Mornington Winter Jazz and Blues
  • Winter Wine Fest
  • Beer, Cider and Spirit Festival
  • Peninsula Vinehop
  • Foreshore Rockfest
  • Peninsula Short Film Festival
  • Red Hot Summer Tour


  • Airshow - Tyabb Airshow (every two years) 
  • Horse Racing - Mornington Cup 
  • Horse Polo - Portsea Polo
  • Sailing - Safety Beach YC Sail Peninsula
  • Sailing - Flying 15s Nationals Mornington 
  • Sailing - World Sailing Championships